"Although Hayden spoke about the importance of copyright during her confirmation hearings, she is perceived to favor looser copyright laws, since she previously served as president of the American Library Association, an organization that lobbies for greater public access to creative works, sometimes as the expense of creators. The Obama Administration also has close ties to technology companies, which would like to see a Copyright Office that values fair use and other exceptions to copyright over the rights of creators and copyright owners. Hillary Clinton is thought to be view copyright more favorably, but she hasn’t said much about the topic, and she initially addressed it in her “Initiative on Technology & Innovation” -- not an encouraging sign for creators. Donald Trump doesn’t appear to have said much about the topic."
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Maria Pallante's Departure From the Copyright Office: What It Means, And Why It Matters; Billboard, 10/25/16
Robert Levine, Billboard; Maria Pallante's Departure From the Copyright Office: What It Means, And Why It Matters: